Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Chris Johnson Is Unreal Edition

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Jason Jones says he didn't even throw a punch on the Texans sidelines, despite being the only player ejected in the 30-man fracas on the Texans' bench.  Jones earned a lot of props from the grateful fans and players for coming to the defense of Cortland Finnegan after they surrounded him.  The league is going to review the tape, and after that we should expect fines and suspensions for Mario Williams and Jacoby Jones at the least.  There's even a certain someone who was right there and saw a Texans coach throwing punches...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Even in the aftermath of what happened, respect must be paid to how sick of a performance Chris Johnson put on Sunday.  So where did all that chatter about not focusing on football and poor work ethic go?  As for being selfish, his only Tweet after the game was all about the team not panicking and keeping their heads up.  No hot dogging, no bragging and no selfishness.  CJ knows how to have fun when things are going well, and how to hunker down and push through it when times are tough... just like a champion.  Put it this way: just how good was Johnson's day?  He was 53 yards away from breaking the single-game record for totals yards from scrimmage!

Tennessee_titans_30x21 So even if this fair catch call was correct by an unwritten interpretation of the rules, it's a crap reasoning in my book.  Tons of good notes here beyond that, including: Hentrich is hurt but no one is saying how bad it is (expect Trapasso to be in camp this week either way), why Nate Washington threw up four times Sunday and Ringer explains his dropped kickoff reception. Best of all though, Bob McNair had a pretty hilarious comment, even if the comedy was unintentional:

Texans owner Bob McNair called his team’s victory against the Titans the biggest win in franchise history. None of the Texans players disagreed.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Every player in our secondary not named Cortland Finnegan should be physically ill with how poorly they've played over the first two games.  I'm giving Finny a pass because at least he's staying with his assignments and making life hell for them.  You can't say the same for Griffin and Harper in particular.

Follow us through the jump to see which Titans vet is still in talks for an extension...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The Titans and Boom King are still holding talks regarding a new deal and the communication has been good.  I'll have to admit I've been a little disappointed with KVB's play over the first two games (he's been knocked to the ground more than I've ever seen before from him), but he's a lynch-pin of our defense, sets the tone in practice with his bulldog mentality and would really be a big loss if he walks.  Bulluck is still more important in my book.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul Kuharsky has the best breakdown of Sunday's game.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 One thing I will give Nick Harper credit for is that he's not running from the responsibility he has for our terrible secondary play, and sounds committed to getting this unit back to the top of the league:

"All of it is fixable. They didn’t hurt us, we hurt ourselves,’’ Harper said. "We were not where we were supposed to be all day on the field. I don’t know why, but we didn’t show up today. We know we should have beaten that team and it shouldn’t have even been close. Not only was it close, but they beat us.’’

Tennessee_titans_30x21 What kind of jackass says "everything's going wrong" with our team right after our running back gets 290 yards and we take the champs to overtime in their house?  I know things look grim, but lets not act like we're Jacksonville bad or anything.

 

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